The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1104 1139 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.85% 21.09% 19.48%
As % of the Vendors category 39.33% 43.18% 38.58%
Number of salaries quoted 899 968 957
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2807 2638 2812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.93% 48.85% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2293 2200 2353
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 424 £40,000 - 58
Coventry -2 156 £38,500 - 19
Staffordshire +1 142 £35,000 -6.66% 22
Warwickshire -3 142 £34,250 -8.66% 13
Worcestershire -4 49 £36,500 -6.41% 5
Shropshire -1 41 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Solihull -5 41 £31,000 -18.42% 1
Wolverhampton +3 36 £30,000 -10.44% 4
West Bromwich -4 8 £23,000 +21.05% 2
Walsall +5 7 £40,000 -50.00%
Dudley +2 6 £40,000 +55.33% 1
Herefordshire -2 6 £46,250 +46.82% 1
Sutton Coldfield -3 3 £24,000 -23.80%
Halesowen -5 1 £25,000 +19.04% 1
Kingswinford - 1 £40,000 -
Brierley Hill - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 920 (42.42%) .NET
2 911 (42.00%) SQL Server
3 812 (37.44%) MS Excel
4 807 (37.21%) C#
5 777 (35.82%) SQL
6 739 (34.07%) Windows
7 527 (24.30%) ASP.NET
8 467 (21.53%) JavaScript
9 464 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
10 447 (20.61%) HTML
11 393 (18.12%) CSS
12 365 (16.83%) MVC
13 330 (15.21%) Active Directory
14 281 (12.96%) Finance
15 280 (12.91%) VMware
16 272 (12.54%) T-SQL
17 263 (12.13%) MS Office
18 254 (11.71%) Visual Studio
19 247 (11.39%) Degree
19 247 (11.39%) jQuery
19 247 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
20 241 (11.11%) SharePoint
21 239 (11.02%) WCF
21 239 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
22 228 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
23 219 (10.10%) Oracle
24 215 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
25 214 (9.87%) MS Exchange
25 214 (9.87%) .NET Framework
26 212 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 241 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 214 (9.87%) MS Exchange
3 121 (5.58%) IIS
4 87 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (2.67%) Lync
7 55 (2.54%) Node.js
8 54 (2.49%) JBoss
9 53 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
10 42 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 40 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
11 40 (1.84%) CMS
12 33 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
12 33 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 28 (1.29%) Umbraco
13 28 (1.29%) Apache
14 26 (1.20%) SAS
15 15 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
16 13 (0.60%) Alfresco
16 13 (0.60%) Documentum
Applications
1 812 (37.44%) MS Excel
2 263 (12.13%) MS Office
3 71 (3.27%) MS Project
4 52 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.83%) SPSS
7 17 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.092%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.046%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 85 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.41%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.37%) Pegasus Opera
5 8 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.32%) Exchequer
6 7 (0.32%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.23%) Primavera
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.18%) SAP SCM
8 4 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.18%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.18%) Sage ERP X3
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 2 (0.092%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.092%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.092%) Agresso
11 1 (0.046%) Lawson
11 1 (0.046%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 117 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (4.70%) Office 365
3 49 (2.26%) SaaS
4 38 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (1.66%) IaaS
6 20 (0.92%) Google Analytics
7 17 (0.78%) Heroku
8 11 (0.51%) PaaS
9 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.23%) GitHub
11 4 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.092%) Silverpop
12 2 (0.092%) Yammer
13 1 (0.046%) Symantec.cloud
13 1 (0.046%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.046%) Sage Pay
13 1 (0.046%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (4.79%) TCP/IP
2 102 (4.70%) WAN
3 101 (4.66%) LAN
4 98 (4.52%) DNS
5 92 (4.24%) Firewall
6 76 (3.50%) DHCP
7 75 (3.46%) SAN
8 65 (3.00%) VPN
9 57 (2.63%) Internet
10 47 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 39 (1.80%) Wireless
12 27 (1.24%) VLAN
13 15 (0.69%) NAS
13 15 (0.69%) VoIP
14 14 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.65%) IP Telephony
15 13 (0.60%) Unified Communications
15 13 (0.60%) IPsec
16 11 (0.51%) NetScaler
17 9 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 911 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 212 (9.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 191 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 146 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 92 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 92 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 86 (3.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 72 (3.32%) MySQL
10 56 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
11 49 (2.26%) NoSQL
12 37 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
13 36 (1.66%) MongoDB
14 31 (1.43%) Oracle Database
15 29 (1.34%) OLAP
15 29 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (1.29%) DTS
17 27 (1.24%) MS Access
18 26 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 254 (11.71%) Visual Studio
2 87 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 68 (3.14%) Git (software)
4 64 (2.95%) NUnit
5 45 (2.07%) Subversion
6 38 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
7 34 (1.57%) Moq
7 34 (1.57%) MSTest
8 17 (0.78%) Selenium
9 12 (0.55%) InstallShield
10 10 (0.46%) JIRA
11 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.37%) Jasmine
11 8 (0.37%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.32%) Ranorex
12 7 (0.32%) Hudson
13 5 (0.23%) LSMW
14 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 281 (12.96%) Finance
2 128 (5.90%) Retail
3 90 (4.15%) Manufacturing
4 65 (3.00%) Marketing
5 41 (1.89%) Advertising
6 35 (1.61%) Publishing
7 30 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.11%) Legal
9 20 (0.92%) Games
10 18 (0.83%) Automotive
11 11 (0.51%) Law
12 9 (0.41%) Front Office
12 9 (0.41%) Back Office
12 9 (0.41%) Banking
13 8 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.37%) Local Government
14 5 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 5 (0.23%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.18%) Billing
16 2 (0.092%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 801 (36.93%) Developer
2 322 (14.85%) .NET Developer
3 276 (12.72%) Analyst
4 228 (10.51%) C# Developer
5 213 (9.82%) Consultant
6 177 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 147 (6.78%) Architect
8 122 (5.62%) Software Developer
9 112 (5.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 110 (5.07%) ASP.NET Developer
11 102 (4.70%) Senior Developer
12 95 (4.38%) Support Engineer
12 95 (4.38%) Junior
13 75 (3.46%) Administrator
14 67 (3.09%) Support Analyst
14 67 (3.09%) Junior Developer
15 66 (3.04%) Web Developer
16 60 (2.77%) Graduate
17 59 (2.72%) Project Manager
18 57 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 920 (42.42%) .NET
2 527 (24.30%) ASP.NET
3 447 (20.61%) HTML
4 393 (18.12%) CSS
5 247 (11.39%) jQuery
5 247 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 239 (11.02%) WCF
7 214 (9.87%) .NET Framework
8 161 (7.42%) Web Services
9 157 (7.24%) XML
10 131 (6.04%) HTML5
11 102 (4.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 87 (4.01%) CSS3
13 77 (3.55%) WPF
13 77 (3.55%) ASP.NET Web API
14 73 (3.37%) Entity Framework
15 72 (3.32%) AngularJS
16 71 (3.27%) Ajax
17 60 (2.77%) WinForms
18 58 (2.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 179 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 85 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 85 (3.92%) User Experience
4 52 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 38 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
8 30 (1.38%) Mobile App
8 30 (1.38%) Clustering
9 26 (1.20%) Visualisation
10 24 (1.11%) Replication
11 23 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 21 (0.97%) Social Media
13 18 (0.83%) Private Cloud
14 17 (0.78%) New Media
15 16 (0.74%) Data Structures
16 14 (0.65%) FMCG
17 13 (0.60%) N-Tier
18 12 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 739 (34.07%) Windows
2 239 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 180 (8.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 123 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 115 (5.30%) Windows 7
6 102 (4.70%) Linux
7 81 (3.73%) Windows 8
8 63 (2.90%) Windows XP
9 37 (1.71%) UNIX
10 22 (1.01%) Android
11 17 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.78%) Windows Vista
12 15 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.60%) Solaris
14 11 (0.51%) AIX
14 11 (0.51%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
15 10 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (0.46%) CentOS
16 5 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (16.83%) MVC
3 215 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
4 206 (9.50%) ITIL
5 184 (8.48%) TDD
6 181 (8.34%) Scrum
7 159 (7.33%) Project Management
8 155 (7.15%) CRM
9 149 (6.87%) OO
10 130 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
11 120 (5.53%) Software Engineering
12 119 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
13 110 (5.07%) Web Application Development
14 109 (5.03%) Web Development
15 90 (4.15%) Mentoring
16 88 (4.06%) E-Commerce
17 74 (3.41%) ERP
18 71 (3.27%) Unit Testing
19 70 (3.23%) PRINCE2
20 69 (3.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 807 (37.21%) C#
2 777 (35.82%) SQL
3 467 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 272 (12.54%) T-SQL
5 175 (8.07%) VB.NET
6 111 (5.12%) Java
7 97 (4.47%) PowerShell
8 88 (4.06%) VB
9 73 (3.37%) VBScript
10 62 (2.86%) VBA
11 57 (2.63%) PHP
12 50 (2.31%) PL/SQL
13 40 (1.84%) C
14 33 (1.52%) C++
15 28 (1.29%) VB6
15 28 (1.29%) Ruby
16 24 (1.11%) Python
17 15 (0.69%) R
18 8 (0.37%) Perl
19 7 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 247 (11.39%) Degree
2 228 (10.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (4.93%) Security Cleared
4 86 (3.96%) MCSE
5 78 (3.60%) SC Cleared
6 61 (2.81%) MCITP
7 54 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (2.31%) MCSA
9 45 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (1.98%) CCNA
11 35 (1.61%) MCP
12 29 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.15%) MCSD
14 24 (1.11%) MCTS
15 23 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
16 22 (1.01%) CCNP
17 21 (0.97%) ISEB
17 21 (0.97%) CCA
18 18 (0.83%) DV Cleared
19 11 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.30%) SLA
2 49 (2.26%) QA
3 10 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 330 (15.21%) Active Directory
2 195 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 162 (7.47%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.40%) XenApp
5 46 (2.12%) vSphere
6 40 (1.84%) VMware ESX
7 27 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 20 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 13 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 12 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (0.51%) XenServer
12 10 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.37%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.18%) Xen
16 2 (0.092%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.092%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (2.81%) SCCM
2 40 (1.84%) SCOM
3 21 (0.97%) NetBackup
4 18 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 18 (0.83%) Puppet
4 18 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 13 (0.60%) WSUS
8 11 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (0.46%) Nagios
10 8 (0.37%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.28%) SCSM
12 5 (0.23%) Windows Intune
12 5 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.23%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.18%) ARCserve
14 3 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 280 (12.91%) VMware
2 219 (10.10%) Oracle
3 179 (8.25%) Citrix
4 161 (7.42%) Cisco
5 82 (3.78%) SAP
6 68 (3.14%) Cognos
7 67 (3.09%) IBM
8 59 (2.72%) HP
9 57 (2.63%) NetApp
10 44 (2.03%) EMC
11 43 (1.98%) Apple
12 39 (1.80%) Dell
13 34 (1.57%) Tableau
14 32 (1.48%) Symantec
15 31 (1.43%) Adobe
16 29 (1.34%) Google
17 28 (1.29%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.92%) Sage
19 16 (0.74%) 3PAR
20 14 (0.65%) Veeam
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + car, pension, healthcare, bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 - £28850 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus & Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £34,600 to £40,000 per annum Car Allowance - £5,400, Fuel Card, M
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
SCC
Posted: Yesterday
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Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
WA Consultants
Salary: circa + Relocation + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Pertemps - Dudley Commercial
Salary: 20k to 25k per year GBP
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Package
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Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Salary: excellent benefits + package
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Salary: 30K-40K + 25 days holiday + benefits
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